New York City has gained a reputation for being one of the best food cities in the world. No matter what kind of fare you’re searching for, you’ll find it here—and when it comes to sushi, The Big Apple doesn’t disappoint. Here’s your guide to NYC’s best sushi.
You won’t have to travel far from the Duane Street Hotel to find Tribeca’s best sushi restaurant, Sushi Azabu. Conveniently located on Greenwich Street, Sushi Azabu serves up a traditional array of nigiri and sashimi along with innovative creations like uni risotto and miso king crab. Make sure you save room for a couple scoops of green tea gelato to polish thing off.
Sushi Azabu. 428 Greenwich St, New York, NY. (212) 274-0428
Probably the only place in NYC that serves Wagyu beef sushi, Morimoto is the ultimate special occasion sushi spot. While the prices are on the (very) expensive side, Morimoto is one of the most exciting food experiences in the city. Creative dishes like tuna pizza, toro tartare and duck three ways are as photogenic as they are delicious. Located under the High Line, it’s the perfect place for a romantic date night in the Big Apple.
Morimoto. 88 10th Ave, New York, NY. (212) 989-8883
Since branching out from its L.A. base and opening a Flatiron location earlier this year, Sugarfish has gained a cult-like following among the raw fish-craving crowds of Manhattan. But don’t let the sometimes sizeable crowd deter you—it’s one spot that is definitely worth the wait. Colorful nigiri and maki dot the neatly organized rows of small wooden tables inside where grammable photo ops will be in high supply, so keep your iphone handy.
Sugarfish. 33 E 20th St, New York, NY. (347) 705-8100
The gritty Lower East Side has seen an influx of quality dining options over the past few years, and Zest is no exception. The best part about Zest is its extensive and affordable happy hour menu. An array of sushi rolls are only $3.50 and Japanese draft beers and hot sake ring in at less than $5 each. If you’re only in town for the weekend, not to worry—happy hour is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 12-7pm.
Zest. 249 Broome St, New York, NY. (212) 677-3158
Arguably Soho’s most sought out sushi bar, Blue Ribbon Sushi never disappoints. Serving up everything from basics like California and spicy tuna maki to more ornate dishes like squid ink fried rice with uni, there’s something for all tastes here. Whatever you do, don’t live without trying the green tea creme brûlée.
Blue Ribbon Sushi. 119 Sullivan St, New York, NY. (212) 343-0404